<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:44:20 -0800 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:44:20 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mountain Lion Spotted in Backyard]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:25:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/12-19-14-mountain+lion+sherry+kempster+newbury+park.JPG
A mountain lion creeping alongside a woman's backyard wall in Southern California forced road closures as wildlife officials tried to capture it.

Photo Credit: Sherry Kempster]]>
<![CDATA[Woman's Luggage Found 20 Years Later]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:54:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_longlostluggage1218_700x394.jpg
Many travelers fear having their luggage lost at the airport. One Arizona woman had the fear become a reality, though her story has a happy ending — two decades later.]]>
<![CDATA[New Science Paints Picture of Salmon Shark Diet]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:32:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shark+still.jpg
Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Laboratory in Monterey scientists are studying salmon shark isotopes to see what they ate, and where they ate it.

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.
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<![CDATA[Card Game Sells 30K Boxes of Poop]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:29:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/51RD-Lha01L._SL1023_.jpg
The creators of the popular game Cards Against Humanity, protested Black Friday by removing their products from their website and instead only offering one item—a box of “Bulls*@t” for $6. The box, which quickly
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<![CDATA[SF's Ganja Yoga Relies on Marijuana]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:13:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/T6A-YOGA-CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE-VO---00003209.jpg
New yoga studio in South of Market allows its students to smoke marijuana while practicing the art. In fact, it's encouraged.

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<![CDATA[Jelly Belly Launches Champagne-Flavored Jelly Bean]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:44:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/eb0a6bbb-da10-47c8-8c0d-1bad347f177e.jpg
This New Year's, do something a little different and pour yourself a bowl of Champagne... Champagne jelly beans.

Photo Credit: Jelly Belly]]>
<![CDATA[Rain-Soaked Ceiling Falls on Sleeping Hotel Guest]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:32:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/12-17-2014-ceiling-falls-hotel-guest.jpg
The woman suffered minor cuts and bruises on her chin and face after the storm-related wake-up call.

Photo Credit: OnSceneTV]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: Man Dressed as Santa Robs SF Bank]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:19:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/santa-bank.jpg
San Francisco police are looking for one bad Santa. Officers say a man dressed up as Santa Claus robbed a bank near the intersection of Sutter and Stockton on Saturday afternoon.

Photo Credit: SFPD]]>
<![CDATA["No Big Deal:" California's Only River Postal Carrier]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:11:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/waterbymail.jpg
As Santa readies his reindeer, and U.S. postal carriers take to their feet and trucks, one person delivering the mail this holiday season will be dropping off packages by boat.

Photo Credit: Henry Jerkins
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<![CDATA[Man Kayaks in Flooded Wine Country]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:19:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/kayakhealdsburg.jpg
When natural disasters strike in California, the inner adventurer somehow seems to always kick in.

Photo Credit: Santa Rosa Press Democrat Photographer Kent Porter via YouTube
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<![CDATA[#HellaStorm: Californians Make Light of Severe Weather]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:42:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/925231afafa74d9fbb4e6e9a6ca98d45.jpg
With the largest rainstorm hitting the Bay Area in five years on Thursday, drought-weary Californians both took heed of warnings to stay off the roads, while also taking time to poke fun at all the storm hype.

Photo Credit: Jason D.]]>
<![CDATA[Hunters Find ATM in Middle of Woods]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:56:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Discarded+ATM+Hunters.jpg
A father and son on the hunt for game in eastern Pennsylvania instead found an automated teller machine in the middle of the woods.]]>
<![CDATA[Berkeley Protester Live Tweets While Handcuffed]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:56:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cuff-tweet.jpg
Of the estimated 1,500 protesters who shut down Interstate 80 in Berkeley on Monday night, there's one who live-tweeted the unfolding events - all with his hands tied behind his back.

Photo Credit: Twitter via @violentfanon
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<![CDATA[Deers Crashes Through NJ Home]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:20:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Deer-in-Home-Lead.jpg
A New Jersey woman received an unexpected visitor Saturday afternoon while she was in the middle of cooking. The woman told police she was inside her home and placing sweet potatoes in the oven when a deer...

Photo Credit: Galloway Township Police ]]>
<![CDATA[It's MY Little Pony! Young Girl is Reunited With Her Lost Shetland]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:15:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/12-5-2014-LostShetland1.jpg
A young girl was reunited with her Shetland pony Friday after it was found wandering the streets of Riverside County last week.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Busts Store Window, Steals Beer]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:28:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/henry4.jpg
A man was arrested early Thursday morning after he allegedly smashed a store window with a baseball bat and then walked off with a 12-pack of Heineken.

Photo Credit: Manchester Police]]>
<![CDATA[Sinkhole For Sale: Craigslist Joker Pokes Fun at SF Pothole]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:54:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pothole-crop.jpg
While it is a serious situation, someone on Craigslist is poking fun at the giant sinkhole that opened up in San Francisco’s Richmond District.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel
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<![CDATA[Man Paddleboards Through Flooded Mill Valley]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:55:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/paddle2.jpg
One man decided to get where he needed to go on a paddleboard Wednesday morning - on the sixth consecutive day of rain in the Bay Area.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area chopper]]>
<![CDATA[Mustang Wedged on Golden Gate Bridge Sidewalk]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:59:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/goldengatecar.jpg
The California Highway Patrol arrested a 22-year-old driver on suspicion of driving under the influence Tuesday morning after his blue Mustang drove onto a Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk, wedging itself into...

Photo Credit: Priya Clemens, Golden Gate Bridge spokeswoman
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<![CDATA[Ugly Costs More at Christmas Sweater Shop ]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:16:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ugly-sweater.jpg
Jeremy Turner is taking his obsession with ugly Christmas sweaters to a new level. He's the owner of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop, a Dallas store he has stocked with more than 1,000 sweaters on the...

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<![CDATA[Thief Steals Holiday Decorations ]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:42:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/201*120/Located+Peanuts+Characters.JPG
Police are searching for an alleged “Grinch” accused of stealing holiday decorations from a home in Gloucester Township, New Jersey.

Photo Credit: Gloucester Township Police]]>
<![CDATA[Thief Steals Holiday Decorations ]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:06:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Peanuts-Characters.jpg
Police are searching for an alleged “Grinch” accused of stealing holiday decorations from a home in Gloucester Township, New Jersey.

Photo Credit: Gloucester Township Police Department ]]>
<![CDATA[Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:33:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/deep-sea-anglerfish.jpg
A mysterious "black sea devil" anglerfish was videotaped in its natural habitat for the first time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute announced Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Research Institute
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<![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:18:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg
Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Lost Kitten Wanders 2,300 Miles]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:32:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Maine+Kitten+Thumb.jpg
A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. The female kitten, named Spice, was turned into the Animal Refuge League...

Photo Credit: NECN]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Let Dog Urinate at Store]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:57:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/450148534.jpg
Police are looking for a woman who allegedly let her dog urinate on dozens of clothes at a New Jersey store, refused to leave when asked and then led officers on a short chase. Police say the woman allegedly let

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Canseco May Sell His Shot Finger, Gun on eBay]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:57:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Jose-Canseco-1.jpg
The former major leaguer tweeted Monday that he'll sell his detached digit, along with the gun with which he accidentally shot it off.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:28:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Cocaine Hidden in Raw Meat Found in San Jose ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:08:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1113-2014-CocaineMeat.jpg
TSA agents recently found three vacuum sealed packs of cocaine hidden in raw meat at the San Jose International Airport.

Photo Credit: TSA]]>
<![CDATA[Comet Scientist's Bad Wardrobe Choice Draws Attention]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:12:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/thatshirt2.jpg
The scientist who led the team that landed a robot on a comet also chose to wear a Hawaiian-type shirt emblazoned with cartoon depiction of women in skimpy, skin-tight outfits.

Photo Credit: Nature News / Via youtube.com]]>
<![CDATA[25,000 Pounds of Turkeys Spilled on I-680 Will Feed Hungry]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:06:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/turkey-truck-6-main.jpg
A semi-truck carrying up to 30,000 pounds of frozen turkeys took a turn too quickly Wednesday morning, flipping over on its side, spilling diesel and thousands of Thanksgiving meals headed for Costco.]]>